Monthly Archives: March 2013

Auguri Buona Pasqua ( Happy Easter Greetings)

I am supposed to be busy kneading dough at the moment but have slipped the leash to write this post though it may be brief if I am missed. The ragu is bubbling in its saucepan the lamb has been … Continue reading

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Puglian Easter and Other Thoughts

We are in limbo today awaiting the real Easter which starts tomorrow. Yesterday was processions, fasting and fish meals. Tomorrow we entertain a large Italian family here at Casa Jones with my homemade pasta and then lamb for Easter. On … Continue reading

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Venerdi Santo ( Good Friday)

It is one of life’s little mysteries as to why Good Friday is not an holiday in Italy. A quick search on Google reveals no reason why a country at the very centre of the Roman Catholic religion should not … Continue reading

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Italian Night Out and an Italian Haircut

Last night we went to Mimma’s in Ceglie Messapica with four Italian friends. We found this pizzeria by accident last October and have been using it ever since. We think the pizza is great , thin crust slightly crunchy on … Continue reading

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Lists and The Post Office

I am a sucker for lists , you know the top most useless gadgets and top 10 soft top cars all of which turn out to be way out of my price range. However in the spirit of lists 10 … Continue reading

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Water

We are expecting heavy rain this afternoon as a scirocco builds to the South . We collect water for the house as there is no mains water supply outside of the towns in most of Puglia. Nor is there any … Continue reading

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Palm Sunday Yesterday

A big festival in Italy as you can imagine , very much a family day with families gathering for lunch together. I remember getting a straw palm at Sunday School but that’s about it. My Palm sunday didn’t start too … Continue reading

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